4th January 2018
Indian small plates concept Kricket is to open a second permanent restaurant, at the former home of the BBC TV Centre in White City in West London.
Having run a site at Pop Brixton for almost two years, founders Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell opened Kricket’s first permanent restaurant in Soho in January 2017. The new 3,600 square foot site will be much larger, with a 140-cover restaurant, open kitchen, cocktail bar and terrace.
Campbell said: “We are really excited to be moving into the Television Centre, an iconic building in the heart of west London. We will be accompanied by some great names in the industry and together we will make Television Centre and surrounding areas a new centre of gravity for food, drink and entertainment.”
Television Centre managing director Alistair Shaw added: “Kricket White City will further enhance a leading line-up of independent restaurants at Television Centre as it opens to the public this year.” Television Centre will feature 432 homes in its first phase, with restaurants to include pizza company Homeslice, better burger brand Patty & Bun and a second site for D&D London’s Bluebird brand. Also set to open in early 2018 is a Soho House members’ club, 47-bedroom hotel and an Electric cinema. Television Centre is a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan, AIMCo and Stanhope.